Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United, which will see him remain at the club till 2020, as per the Telegraph.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah has agreed a new four-year contract with Manchester United. (Source: Telegraph) pic.twitter.com/Ac6429g36J
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The Dutchman moved to Old Trafford from Ajax in 2014, and has been tipped for greatness. United fans got a glimpse of his potential last season, when Louis van Gaal gave him a chance to impress.
Fosu-Mensah is a very versatile player. The 18-year-old can play anywhere in defence, be it at center-back or at full-back. He can also play as a defensive midfielder. He has even played behind the striker in the No. 10 role. It is understood that he will be back-up to Antonio Valencia at right-back this season.
Mourinho has been desperate to tie the youngster down to a deal and assure him that he has a future at the club. An announcement by United confirming the deal could be made as soon as Friday.
Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are also among the few youngsters who have been given their debuts by van Gaal and have put in impressive performances, resulting in contract extensions being offered by the club. Rashford in particular, had a stunning impact on United’s second half of the season last year. He was so impressive, that he recieved a call up to the England national team for Euro 2016.
Andreas Pereira is another United youngster who Mourinho is keen on keeping. Pereira has been the star of the u21’s for quite some time now, and United believe he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world some day. He was given his debut by Van Gaal in a 3-0 win over Ipswich in the League cup last season, and he capped it off with a marvellous free-kick.
Mourinho has told Pereira that he can go out on loan this season in order to get a taste of regular first team football, but he also assured the Brazilian that he has a future at the club, and will have a role to play next season.